The Clinical Inadequacy of the Placebo Model and the Development of an Alternative Conceptual Framework.

@article{Fava2017TheCI,
  title={The Clinical Inadequacy of the Placebo Model and the Development of an Alternative Conceptual Framework.},
  author={Giovanni Andrea Fava and Jenny Guidi and Chiara Rafanelli and Karl E. Rickels},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2017},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={
          332-340
        }
}
Placebo effects are often attributed to clinical interactions and contextual factors that affect expectations of the patient about the treatment and result in symptom changes. The prevailing conceptualization consists of an undifferentiated placebo response that needs to be minimized in controlled investigations and maximized in clinical practice. However, treatment outcome is the cumulative result of the interaction of several classes of variables with a selected treatment: living conditions… CONTINUE READING
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